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ShowHideQuotes : révélateur de citations

Le script ShowHideQuotes permet de révéler / masquer automatiquement les passages entre guillemets du document actif.

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What Exactly is a Word?

A number of InDesign scripts manipulate words for counting, indexing, or other processing purposes. Given a text container—basically a Story—the InDesign Scripting DOM provides many ways to handle text contents through specialized subclasses of the Text interface: one can easily access to insertion points, character ranges, lines, paragraphs, text columns, styled-text chunks, and… words. Although this concept seems pretty straightforward, I tried to understand a bit better what it really means.

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IndexMatic 2 | Public Release and User's Guide

IndexMatic 2 is a powerful and highly configurable word-indexing tool for InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5+ (Mac and Win). The present release (v. 2.02) offers completely new features: ‘sub-topic’ processing, XML export, InDesign snippet generation, and much more! “This script is a truly wonderful achievement. It's versatile, clever, and lightning fast, and the options are sensible.”—Peter Kahrel, June 2011.

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InDesign CS4/CS5 Special Characters [Update]

Download “InDesign CS4/CS5 Special Characters and Metacharacters” (PDF)

Introducing IndexMatic 2

IndexMatic 2 for InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5 is an indexing tool for those of you who make books or long documents in InDesign. This new version is derived from two scripts I've worked on several years ago —formerly IndexBrutal and IndexMatic 1,— but the code has been entirely redesigned to offer new features and higher performance…

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Report Page Hyphens 2.0 (beta)

In May 2010, Loïc Aigon and I have written the first draft of ReportPageHyphens, a quite basic script which is used to inventory all unattractive hyphens that occur between two pages. The preliminary version of RPH has been released in Scriptopedia and was supposed to work in InDesign CS4. Since then we have found several bugs and issues. Some of them have been reported in Scriptopedia's comment page, or in the Adobe InDesign forum. The main user request was that the script can also identify unwanted hyphens that appear in footnotes. Should we try a new approach?

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Wordalizer | Frequently Asked Questions [OBSOLETE]

This FAQ is now obsolete. Please check out the new version of Wordalizer.

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Alphabetical Sort in JavaScript (and InDesign)

Surprisingly, JavaScript offers no easy way to alphabetize words in relevant order. Although the Array.sort() method is known to perform, by default, a lexicographical sort, you will find very quickly that the result is wrong in most real-life situations. Actually, the internal mechanism of JS sorting is confined to compare Unicode characters by their code points, so 'Z' (U+005A) comes before 'e' (U+0065), which itself comes before 'ç' (U+00E7), etc. Also, you have all noted with vexation that InDesign does not offer any alphabetical sort feature! Here is an experimental tool to help restore order in Latin alphabets.

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Show Local Formatting in InDesign CS4/CS5

Show Local Formatting in InDesign

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Wordalizer 1.25 | Create Word Clouds in InDesign

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Wordalizer is a “word cloud” generator written in JavaScript for InDesign CS4 and CS5 (Mac and Win). The current stable release (v. 1.25) is based on a new lexical parser that runs up to 100X faster than the previous beta! It also provides a number of improvements and new features: 6 source languages supported, a full word list editor, session-persistent settings, ability to rework from the active cloud, control of the minimum word length, “rarest words” option, 15 color shemes... “This script is cool, hot, and sick all at the same time. I love it.”David Blatner, InDesignSecrets.

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Wordalizer | A Tribute to Wordle

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Wordalizer is a word cloud builder for InDesign CS4. Try now the beta version of this experimental script —inpired by the magnificent Wordle web tool created by Jonathan Feinberg.

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Grep Style Gradual Stretch

Is it possible to automatically stretch a text according to its length? The question is simple and the answer is not that complex, thanks to the InDesign Grep Styles.

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